3 Reasons Not To Chew On Ice
Chewing on ice is highly-destructive to your teeth.
Wearing Down Enamel
Chipped Teeth and Broken Fillings
Chewing ice can lead to unsightly chipping and breaking of the thin edges of your teeth, and can even damage existing dental fillings.
Our teeth have delicate nerves on the inside, and bombarding them with extreme temperatures can often lead to serious pain! In patients with teeth that are naturally sensitive, chewing on ice can aggravate the situation, causing lingering irritation and sensitivity of the nerve.
What Else To Know:
The strong desire to chew on ice has been linked to iron deficiency anemia, so if you feel an insatiable urge to chew on ice, check with your physician to make sure there are no underlying health issues going on.